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Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Parliamentary constituency Diamond Harbour
Assembly constituency Metiaburuz
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) +91 33

Metiabruz is a neighbourhood on the southern fringe of Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.


Metiabruz has a rich history. The Nawab of Awadh, Wajid Ali Shah, took refuge here when he was ousted by the British from his throne, and attempted to build a replica of his palace in Matiaburj. The Imambara he created stands at the centre of Matiaburj, and it is sometimes called the 'Second Lucknow'.The first race course in India is also situated in the Akra area in Metiabruz.


The area is connected with central Kolkata by road, through the Circular Garden Reach Rd, a 40 min drive. This road ends at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation Borough Committee 15 office. And from here its name changes to Wajid Ali Shah road which goes to the Metiaburj Police Station and from here it divides into the S. A. Farooqui Road and the Wajid Ali Shah Road, the main arterial roads of the place. The well-known Botanical Gardens of Shibpur are located just across the Hooghly river. Another local district, Howrah, is well connected with Matiaburj through a frequent ferry and boat service.


Although relatively unknown to those living in Kolkata, Matiaburj is a key industrial location, with a power station and a water pumping station that supply water to major parts of the city. It also has a shipyard, the GRSEhttp://www.grse.nic.in/ that is engaged in making warships of Indian Navy and Coast Guard, and is home to one of the largest textile manufacturers in India.[citation needed].The area is largest producer of non branded garments in India.The haat system {weekly market} here is largest in India.[citation needed] Another key area of employment in the city are brick-kilns, which generally employ daily wage workers. Matiaburj is also famous for being the largest KITE manufacturer in the world.[citation needed]

Population and Linguistics[edit]

The population of Metiabruz consists mainly of Muslim (75%).[citation needed] The main spoken languages include Urdu, Hindi and Bengali. It is home to a large number of unskilled labourers that settled here from rural areas in West Bengal and Bihar, who are employed on a daily wage; this includes construction workers, cleaners, plumbers, and painters.[citation needed]

Education in Metiabruz does not feature highly on the local government agenda[citation needed] although Metiabruz recently got a college named Metiabruz College under Kolkatta University but only for Arts and the subjects offered Are Urdu, English, Hindi, History, Political Science and Education and Honours only in Political science and Urdu.However, off late interest in education is rising among the middle class Muslim population. Numerous privately owned schools (English Medium)and Government aided schools have come up and a college (Hari Mohan Ghosh College)has been set up by the Government. Literacy rate is low, more infrastructural development are expected from Government in the education sector.

Due to the huge concentration of population, sanitation is a big problem and it has always remained an issue among political parties during election."Katcha Toilets" are still found in some areas. Broken drains and nallas create a messy condition during rainy season.

See also[edit]

There are very few schools are in this area. All are Urdu medium. Government effort are negligible for building education environment.

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Times of India
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:11:15 -0700

The revelation came as a surprise to the NIA sleuths. Four days after they took over the responsibility of the Khagragarh blast, on October 14, a team from this premier investigating agency visited a house at Masjidbari lane in Metiabruz. "A couple of ...
Times of India
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:49:25 -0700

"We believe Shakil Ahmed Gazi, the virtual number 2 in the JMB-Bengal module, got attracted to jihadi activities when he was staying in Kolkata's Metiabruz. We are yet to get any direct evidence that Yousuf met Shakil in Metiabruz but we suspect they ...
Times of India
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:12:44 -0700

KOLKATA: NIA is getting new clues to a wider terror network with each passing day of its investigation into the Burdwan IED blast. What was suspected to be the handiwork of elements from SIMI-HuJI-LeT of India and JMB of Bangladesh now seems to point ...
Times of India
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:55:48 -0700

According to Rosie, the king tried, within his limited resources (he had to live off a pension given to him by the British), to recreate a miniature Lucknow in Garden Reach-Metiabruz where he lived his last 31 years. He brought with him the music, the ...
Calcutta Telegraph
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:45:00 -0700

Investigators claimed to have found evidence that suggests the young man had been procuring chemicals from at least two chemical shops — one in Shakespeare Sarani and the other in Metiabruz for the past six months. The investigators have learnt that ...
Times of India
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:25:50 -0700

KOLKATA/NADIA: Jolted by the Burdwan blast, Kolkata Police does not want to take any chances during the upcoming Diwali-Bhai Phonta season. In the long run too, the force wants to have a data base of citizens ready in case of an emergency. As a first ...
Times of India
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:22:30 -0700

The ED is also reviewing the Metiabruz blast of 2012, in which a four-storey house was damaged, two persons were killed and six injured. There were several other cases of blasts in 2009 and 2010 which the state police could not crack. The ED is now ...
Deccan Herald
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:15:00 -0700

Burdwan blast points to TMC leader's link. Dalip Singh, NEW DELHI, Oct 8, 2014, DHNS : Probe finds similarity with Metiabruz explosion. Hasan Molla, one of the accused in Burdwan blast, at CID headquarters in Kolkata. Security agencies digging deep ...

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